Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis was due home on Wednesday after a series of meetings in Jordan on energy issues.
Lakkotrypis on Tuesday had separate meetings with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Minister of Energy Mohammad Hamed, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nidal Mardi Al Katamine, Minister of Industry and Trade Hatem Hafez Al Halawani as well as with the leadership of Amman`s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
During his meeting with the Jordanian Prime Minister, Lakktotrypis stressed that Cyprus and Jordan constituted pillars of stability and that close cooperation between the two countries was in the interests of both Cyprus and Jordan and the region as a whole.
He also expressed Cyprus readiness to assist Jordan`s efforts to strengthen its relations with the EU.
On his part Jordan`s Prime Minister expressed its country`s interest in further developing bilateral trade ties in all fields giving special emphasis on cooperation in the field of supplying Jordan with Cypriot natural gas.
Later Lakkotrypis met Jordan`s Minister of Energy with whom he discussed ways for the further enhancement.
Hamed also referred to his country`s efforts to achieve energy security in Jordan, while Lakkotrypis expressed Cyprus` readiness to cooperate with Jordan in the fields of Renewable Energy and natural gas. The two ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
During the meeting with Jordan`s Minister of Tourism, Lakkotrypis discussed the need to upgrade the tourist ties between the two countries, through the increase of the tourist flows between Jordan and Cyprus.
In the reception organised by Amman`s Chamber of Commerce, Lakkotrypis also outlined the investments and business opportunities offered in Cyprus.